Shop Small, Shop Local!
Welcome to The Laurel Board of Trade
Bringing Laurel Businesses Together
The Laurel Board of Trade, Inc. is a local non-profit membership organization that has been bringing together Laurel merchants since the early 1960s.
The Laurel Board of Trade today includes over 100 small business members including retail merchants, restaurant owners and professional and B2B service providers. We work in direct partnership with the City of Laurel, Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland to help our local merchants work towards the common goal of keeping Laurel a hub of commerce.
Over the years, our basic mission has not changed; to help members be their best through connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships with other small businesses in the area and educating the community on the importance of buying local and supporting your local small businesses.
Located in the Main Street Historic District of Laurel. We have served our community for six years proving a comfortable place to enjoy great food and mingle with locals. We have been in the restaurant business for over 20 years with another location in Takoma Park as well. This location has brought us a great deal of success and enjoyment. Our background is middle eastern foods, you will see in our menu a great mix of classic dishes and some fun new items such as bacon wrapped dates and stuffed burgers.
I live locally and stumbled upon the business for sale in 2013 and quickly learned about the history and importance of having a successful establishment in this location. My brother, wife and I jumped in feet first with a full renovation with the addition of a premium stocked bar. We have filled our seats with families coming from church, sports fans watching a game while grabbing a bite and beers, and the girls meeting up for Happy Hour. 2020 has been a test of our durability and relationship with our customers who have kept us busy with carryout and being flexible with changes of seating capacity. Looking ahead this year we are anxious to get new faces and recognized faces back in the doors.
If you want great food and drinks from a locally owned and operated business this is the spot. Try something new every time you will not be disappointed!
Olive on Main Family